08/14/2019 Cameroon (International Christian Concern) – On July 29, Boko Haram attacked the village of Kalagari in Northern Cameroon. During this attack, Boko Haram terrorists approached the village, surprising the local vigilante force. When Boko Haram chased them off, they were able to then kidnap at least 8 women. They reportedly held these women for hours, and ended by cutting off their ears.
According to the reports, these women were all Christians, as is the rest of that village. This is also not the first time that Boko Haram has targeted villages or Christians in Cameroon. The have killed at least 2,000 people in Cameroon since 2014. This is a miniscule number compared to the devastating 70,000 that they have killed in Nigeria, but it shows that they have had an international influence for years and are able to still conduct this attacks across borders even today.
The group also still attacks and targets women and young girls. They often kidnap these women and force them into marriages or use them as suicide bombers. There are still more than 110 of the Chibok girls, as well as other notable cases such as Leah Sharibu and Alice Ngaddah. Though there have been rumors that Leah and Alice were killed, they are unsubstantiated and can’t be trusted at this time. Boko Haram must be defeated. Their brutal reign in North east Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region has cost too many lives and continues to destabalizemillions of people.
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